NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The fourth heat wave of the season left its mark on the Tri-State Area Tuesday with temperatures that soared above 90s degrees.
A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. As the temperatures climb, so will with heat index values, making it feel between 100 and 105 degrees on Wednesday.
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“I’m done. I’m not a summertime person,” said Passaic, New Jersey resident Thom Castro. “I deal with it because I have to. I’ve had more than enough.”
In the past decade, the Tri-State area has averaged 2.3 heat waves per year. But while heat wave number four is unusual, it’s not a record.
There were six heat waves for the year in 1995 and again in 2010.
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To beat the heat, remember to drink plenty of water and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as possible. Doctors say both are especially important for the elderly and children.
“When you’re small, you lose a lot more fluid for your size so you have to hydrate more,” said Dr. Laura Popper. “We have to make sure as parents and caretakers that we have lots of fluids with electrolytes available for them.”
If your home is not air-conditioned, spend at least two hours daily at an air-conditioned mall, library or other public place. If you do go outside, stay in the shade, wear sunscreen and loose-fitting, light-colored clothes and limit any strenuous activity.
“Another thing is to put something cool on your neck, you could take a wash cloth or something with water,” said Popper.
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To find the cooling center closest to you, call 311 or visit OEM’s Cooling Center Locator.
For information on cooling centers in other locations throughout New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, residents should contact their state or local offices of emergency management.
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